In April, 5-year-old Danny Nickerson lost his battle to a rare form of pediatric cancer. Just a few months later, Nickerson’s friend, 6-year-old Ryan McGuire will do something special to remember his kindergarten friend.
At MGA Links in Norton, Mass., on June 17, McGuire will play 100 holes of golf in a single day as part of an event called Golf Fights Cancer. He’s hoping to raise at least $5,000 for organizations supporting pediatric cancer research.
“[Danny] was a good boy. He was a really nice friend,” McGuire said to WBZ NewsRadio 1030. “I liked to play with him and read books with him.”
Ryan McGuire of Foxboro plans to play 100 holes of golf next week to raise money to fight pediatric cancer. pic.twitter.com/facw5Z8PkK
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McGuire’s grandfather, Vin, himself a prostate cancer survivor, will be on the bag for the 100 holes, which amounts to a little over five-and-a-half rounds of golf. McGuire plans to take breaks for food and drink. Speaking from personal experience, it’ll take anywhere from 12-15 hours to complete the 100 holes.
Shortly after Nickerson died, McGuire and his classmates released balloons into the air to remember their friend. On the 17th, his classmates are planning a trip to the course to cheer on McGuire.
If you’d like to support McGuire with a donation, visit his fundraising page.